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The History of Mr Polly


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by H. G. WELLS dramatised in three parts by ANTONY KEAREY. With
'The History of Mr Polly was published in 1910 and the social phase of that time is past. Alfred Polly still lives and is understood because he is primarily a personality that will exist everywhere and in any social phase.'
1: Beginnings
Other parts played by SHIRLEY COOKLIN , BRENDA KAYE and EVE KARPF.
Directed by GRAHAM GAULD Stereo (R)


Unknown: H. G. Wells
Unknown: Mr Polly
Unknown: Alfred Polly
Played By: Shirley Cooklin
Played By: Brenda Kaye
Directed By: Graham Gauld
Alfred Polly: Christopher Guinee
Morley: Roger Snowdon
Parsons: Nigel Lambert
Platt: Alaric Cotter
Morrison: Graham Chinn
Garvace: Godfrey Kenton
West: Bill Monks
Harold: Henry Knowles
Grace: Carol Marsh
Mrs Larkins: Betty Baskcomb
Miriam: Elizabeth Proud
Minnie: Heather Bell
Penstemon: Peter Woodthorpe

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The History of Mr Polly

BBC Radio 4 FM, 1 September 1989 15.00

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